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turn sth up

phrasal verb with turn uk   /tɜːn/  us   /tɝːn/ verb

(FOLD)

to make a piece of clothing or part of a piece of clothing shorter, by folding the material and sewing it into position: You could always turn the sleeves up.

(DISCOVER)

informal to discover something, especially information, after a lot of searching: See what you can turn up about the family in the files.
Translations of “turn sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 摺疊, 改短(衣服)…
in Russian увеличивать (звук и т. д.)…
in Turkish açmak, çoğaltmak, (ses…
in Chinese (Simplified) 摺叠, 改短(衣服)…
in Polish podkręcać coś…
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